With more than 30 years of experience in hip and knee procedures, Dr. James Rector was the first surgeon to perform Birmingham Hip Resurfacing in Colorado.

Dr. James Rector

Although hip resurfacing has been part of mainstream European orthopedics for a decade, the FDA granted U.S. approval to Birmingham Hip Resurfacing in May 2006. One of a limited number of U.S. surgeons to be trained and certified in this procedure, Dr. Rector has performed more than 900 hip resurfacing arthroplasties since June 2006. He also has extensive experience with other forms of total hip replacement, including ceramic-on-ceramic and metal-on-metal bearing surfaces.

Dr. Rector was chosen for membership in the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, an organization of more than 1,200 board-certified or board-eligible orthopaedic surgeons in the United States and Canada who devotRobert Martiniche at least 50 percent of their practice to hip and knee arthroplasty. The association was established in 1991 to provide leadership in advocacy, education and research to achieve excellence in hip and knee patient care.

Dr. Rector and his team are dedicated to providing the best surgical experience to patients needing hip resurfacing. Dr. Rector lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his family. He stays active with competitive trap shooting, biking, skiing, and playing softball. He's been the team physician for Boulder High School sports teams since 1980.

James B. Rector, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Medical Degree:
Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University Hospital
Columbus, OH
Orthopedic Surgery Residency:
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO
Professional Affiliations:
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

2008 Healthcare Heroes Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Team Physician:

Boulder High School, Since 1980
2010 Meetings and Educational Conferences Attended:
Hospital for Special Surgery, “Advanced Topics in Hip Resurfacing,” Course chairman: Dr. Edward Su. May 7-8. New York, NY
4th International Advanced Resurfacing Course. Course chairman: Dr. Coen DeSmet. June 16-19. Ghent, Belgium

For a complete summary of Dr. Rector's training and education please click here.


Dr. Rector's team consists of Stacey Tomko, Robert Farias and Matt Schneider. Matt, PA-C, ATC, MS, is a board certified physician assistant and the most recent addition to the staff. Matt earned his Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science at The University of Akron, Ohio.  He earned his Physician Assistant degree at Red Rocks Community College, one of only two physician assistant programs in the state of Colorado. 

Maureen McCabe (photo coming soon)

Matt Schneider

Maureen "Mo" McCabe, medical assistant, helps in the office, assists in surgery and coordinates scheduling surgeries. Her direct line is 303-448-8148.

Robert Farias, C.F.A., received concurrent BHR training and assists Dr. Rector on all BHR surgeries. He has worked with Dr. Rector since 1991.



Home | About Dr. Rector | Hip Resurfacing | Education | Testimonials | Forms | Disclaimer | Contact Us | Schedule Appointment